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Poster: JodyC Date: Apr 14, 2008 4:22pm
Forum: etree Subject: The Decemberists-no streaming audio

I went to listen to this band that was recommended, and none of the shows show a stream option. Is this common? I have not noticed this before. Thanks mods or whoever can answer this question.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffgreenone Date: Apr 14, 2008 7:59pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: The Decemberists-no streaming audio

It's not very common, but there are a few bands that requested no mp3's be made of their files - The Decemberists are one of them. Pat McGee, Howie Day, Jason Mraz are a few others. The full list (I think) is here:

http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=nomp3

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Poster: JodyC Date: Apr 15, 2008 3:08am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: The Decemberists-no streaming audio

Thanks .

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffTyler Date: Apr 14, 2008 8:02pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: The Decemberists-no streaming audio

It isn't terribly common, but some bands choose to be 'no mp3' bands (for whatever reason). One theory I have is that by limiting it to 'hard to understand' file formats like .flac it limits the 'casual fan' from listening to the live shows, which helps keep the penetration of the live material limited. Keeping these young / computer ignorant / casual fans to stick to official albums.

Other bands I know of that are 'no streaming' / 'no mp3's

Jason Mraz
Howie Day
Das Rut
Maktub

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Poster: JodyC Date: Apr 15, 2008 3:09am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: The Decemberists-no streaming audio

Thanks Tyler.Guess they're worth the dl.